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About Charleston, South Carolina

Our campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Blending charm and history, the city thrives with culture, outstanding restaurants and some of the most beautiful beaches and waterways in the South. A friendly community with a focus on local goods and vendors - it is truly a unique place.

Charleston is home to a wide array of festivals, sporting and cultural events. Annual events include the Charleston Wine + Food FestivalSpoleto Arts FestivalFamily Circle Cup tennis tournament and Cooper River Bridge Run, just to name a few. In 2012, Charleston served as host of the PGA Championship and will do so again in 2021. Charleston’s restaurants are run by James Beard award-winning chefs and are featured in national publications, such as Bon AppétitEsquire and Southern Living.

Recent Awards for Charleston:

Top City in the World 2016
Charleston ranked #1 by readers of Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure

Top Small City in the United States 2016
Charleston ranked #1 by readers of Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler 

Top City in North America 2015
Charleston ranked #1 city in North America for the third consecutive year by Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure

Top City in the World 2015
Charleston ranked #2 city in the world for the second consecutive year by Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure

Top Small City in the United States 2015
Charleston ranked #1 by readers of Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler 

Friendliest Cities in the United States 2014
Charleston ranked #1 by readers of Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler

Best American Cities for Foodies 2014
Charleston ranked #4 by Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler

Top Performing Cities in the United States 2014
Charleston ranked #11 by Milken Institute
Business Insider

Top City in the United States 2013
Charleston voted #1 for third consecutive year in the Readers’ Choice Awards
Condé Nast Traveler - November 2013

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